Friday, June 26, 2015

26 June 2015

The kids and I walked up to the corner store last evening, and Rose Pink bought ice cream for everyone (she has a generous heart) and when we were walking home the kids were walking in front eating ice cream on sticks and just for a moment they lined up in height order as they were talking and walking and eating, and it was a happy sight, my dear children having a good summer.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

25 June 2015

Nut Brown was up early the other day and was anxious to play video games, so I offered to help him with his spelling from work.  I called as soon as I got to my desk and he and I spent 20 minutes on the phone while I read my email and called out his spelling words for him, to help him get a jump on his homework and get him that much closer to video games.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

24 June 2015

Just back from a family reunion vacation in Maine. Tonight when praying Bobo said, Thank you for Maine, and thank you for Maine, and thank you for Maine...

My aunt, a retired schoolteacher, just cleared out some more of her school stuff and gave us her collection of Newbery Medal winners, plus a complete set of Harry Potter, which Rose Pink carried off immediately to her room.  Tonight when we were reading scriptures, she decided to imitate Hogwarts teachers' voices for her verses.

Monday, June 8, 2015

8 June 2015

The kids were singing a song they learned from some friends that goes, "I'm so lucky 'cause I got you!"  Bobo joined in joyfully and sang loudly, "I'm so yucky cause I got you!" which made the rest of us laugh.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

4 June 2015

Bobo prays with me every night.  One night, he had a very sore bum as a result of playing in wet pants for several hours, and he began his prayer, "Dear Heavenly Father... my bum hurts," in a very sad little voice. Last night he began by saying, "Dear Heavenly Father... Mommy is beautiful."  He also gives thanks for things by saying, "Thank you with..." as in, "Thank with the cookies."  But he doesn't have 'th' yet, so it comes out, "Sank you wif de cookies."

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

2 June 2015

Last week Bobo was getting his diaper changed and was playfully resistant so that both of his legs ended up in one leg of his pants.  He didn't want to fix it, so he hopped out to the living room like that.  His siblings were immediately taken with this, and switched their pants so that they could all be mermaids together.  There was a lot of laughing, and a lot of hopping, and a fair amount of falling down on their bums.

Monday, June 1, 2015

1 June 2015

 We are now an all-Kia family.  We just bought a Kia minivan to replace our very old but still running Honda Civic.

Good bye, Jericho... you were faithful and reliable- may you rest peacefully wherever you end up.

1 June 2015

It's samarra season, and Rose Pink has been running a hospital for them in the driveway.  She carefully performs transplants, and lines the patients up in rows as their injuries are bandaged with leaves of grass.  Nut Brown has so far declined to play with her but she finds the game very absorbing.